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19 June 2018

Women's rights NGO raises concerns about supply chain transparency of German fashion retailer Zalando; co. responds

On 23 May 2018, Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, representative of FEMNET e.V., an NGO focused on the economic, cultural and social rights of women in the garment industry in Asia, gave a speech at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of German online fashion retai...

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14 June 2018

Major World Cup sponsors, adidas & Nike, accused of paying "poverty wages" to women workers in their supply chains

  A new report by Éthique sur l’étiquette and Clean Clothes Campaign, "Foul Play", accuses adidas and Nike, major sponsors of the 2018 World Cup, of paying poverty wages to the thousands of women in their supply chain that sew the football shirts and ...

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13 June 2018

Clean Clothes Campaign & Intl. Labor Rights Forum campaign urges H&M to meet its living wage commitment

On Labour Day 2018 Clean Clothes Campaign & Intl. Labor Rights Forum launched the campaign "Turn around, H&M!".  The campaign accuses H&M of failing to meet the commitment it made in 2013 to ensure workers in its supply chain are paid a...

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12 June 2018
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Author: UNICEF y la Oficina del Representante Especial del Secretario General sobre la violencia contra los niños

“Invertir en la prevención de la violencia contra los niños es un buen negocio: ONU”, 8 de junio de 2018...

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12 June 2018
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On 23 May 2018, Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, FEMNET e.V. gave a speech at Zalando's AGM, criticizing the intransparency of Zalando's supply chain, as well as the credibility of the auditing process, the results of which are not made available to the public....

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6 June 2018
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Author: Hannes Koch, Die Tageszeitung

Dieses Gutachten könnte den Musterprozess um die Opfer in der Textilfabrik Ali Enterprises beenden, bevor er richtig losgeht: Bei einem Brand in dem pakistanischen Betrieb, der auch für den deutschen Textildiscounter KiK nähte, starben 2012 260...

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5 June 2018

India: Major apparel supplier, Avery Dennison, accused of undermining trade union rights & failing to pay contract workers their full entitlements

The International Union League for Brand Responsibility wrote a letter to  Avery Dennison, a major label supplier, accusing it of undermining freedom of association and trade union rights in Bangalore.  The letter specifically alleges that Avery...

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5 June 2018
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Author: ECCHR, medico international

Das Landgericht Dortmund muss nun entscheiden, ob die Ansprüche von vier Betroffenen des Fabrikbrands verjährt sind. Ein Rechtsgutachten für das Gericht geht davon aus, dass die Ansprüche nach pakistanischem Recht verjährt sein könnten. Dem...

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Company response
5 June 2018

Response by Avery Dennison

Author: Avery Dennison

We would like to state at the outset that allegations made against us with regard to the engagement and dismissal of contract labor are unfounded. ​We are in compliance with applicable Indian laws and our employment of contract workers is regularly...

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5 June 2018
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Author: FEMNET, INKOTA-netzwerk, SÜDWIND Institut

Das [...] Textilbündnis motiviert Unternehmen nicht ausreichend dazu, sich für die Einhaltung von Menschenrechten in ihren Lieferketten zu engagieren. Das kritisieren die zivilgesellschaftlichen Mitglieder des Bündnisses... Die Unternehmen, die dem...

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